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State of Public Health Conference to tackle health care reform on Oct. 3

By   /  September 26, 2013  /  Press Releases  /   Comments

Tweet Special to the Journal Athens, Ga. – Len M. Nichols, a renowned health care economist and professor of health policy at George Mason University, will address national health care reform in his keynote speech at the University of Georgia College of Public Health’s second annual State of Public Health Conference Oct. 3 at the [...]

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“Like” District Public Health on Facebook for chance to win emergency kit

By   /  September 13, 2012  /  Health  /  Comments Off

Tweet Written by Carolyn Maschke September is National Preparedness Month, and Southwest District Public Health is reminding residents of the four steps to take to be ready for disasters – get a kit, make a plan, be involved and be informed.> “As an incentive to get prepared, Southwest Georgia Public Health District will be giving [...]

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Public Health urges taking early precautions against mosquito-borne illnesses

By   /  April 8, 2012  /  Health  /  Comments Off

Tweet     Written by Carolyn Maschke   Usually West Nile virus is a seasonal epidemic that flares up in the summer – peaking in South Georgia in August – and continuing into the fall. But this year an unusually warm winter and unseasonably warm spring may be behind higher than average mosquito activity across [...]

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Health Department promotes HIV testing

By   /  November 23, 2011  /  Health  /   Comments

Tweet   Written by Carolyn Maschke   Five of Southwest Health District’s 14 counties are among the top 20 in the state with disproportionately high rates of HIV among women of childbearing age – so Public Health officials are offering free testing opportunities and other events to raise awareness in coming days. “Baker County has [...]

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